How to Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

There’s almost nothing worse than those nights you just… keep. waking. up. For some, falling asleep is only half the battle—it’s staying asleep that hovers overhead like a dragon to slay. We count sheep, we block out any and all artificial light shining at us—maybe even have a glass of warm milk—but when we just can’t get any shut-eye and have an 8:30 a.m. looming, desperation starts to kick in.

Because sleeping pills aren’t the answer and we’d rather find a more holistic and natural approach to ensuring we don’t get woken up throughout the night, we turned to a sleep expert Wendy Troxel, Ph.D., to get her best tips for sleeping sound all the way to the (annoying) sound of our alarm. Keep scrolling to read her top five strategies for snoozing through the night sans interruptions!